Presentation on theme: "the ability of individuals, institutions and societies to perform functions, solve problems, and set and achieve objectives in a sustainable manner. (The."— Presentation transcript:
the ability of individuals, institutions and societies to perform functions, solve problems, and set and achieve objectives in a sustainable manner. (The UN Development Programme (UNDP)) the ability of individuals and organisations to perform functions effectively, efficiently and sustainably. the power of something (a system, an organisation, a person) to perform or to produce.
Internal Organisation contd. Organisational structure Administrative systems Financial reporting procedures Human resources Human resource management Self-reflection and learning Christian distinctiveness
External Linkages Relationships with other organisations Advocacy Relationship with the church Capacity to obtain and mobilise resources
Projects Good practice Targeting Monitoring and evaluation Sustainability Beneficiary participation Local culture Achievement of objectives Restoration of hope and relationships Christian witness
Why Capacity Building? Give a man a fish, feed him for a day; Teach him to fish, feed him for a lifetime strengthens the ability of the organisation to be able to grow itself to be: more effective in what it does more attractive to other donors to provide support
The Capacity Building Process 1. Setting the stage and formulating the entry point of the process. 2. Capacity assessment 3. Strategic Capacity planning and bench marking relevant for each organisation 4. Implementing capacity building strategies 5. Sustaining capacity by ongoing monitoring and bench marking
The Capacity Assessment Capacity Self Assessment – CASA Tool – developed by Tearfund Celebrate success – Appreciative Enquiry Look for strengths and weaknesses
Capacity Assessment Process One day meeting Capacity Assessment team (3-10 people) Discussion Questionnaire Analysis of Scoring Feedback Confidential Compare across Anonymous organisations
Advantages of Capacity Assessment The assessment creates a clear picture of your organisations strengths and weaknesses. It will allow the NGO to compare with other organisations from the same sector. It kicks off a focused plan for capacity building It creates organisational learning, team building and understanding of different perspectives on topics of capacity. It forms the basic foundation for ongoing monitoring of the organisations capacity.
The Way Forward Formal agreement to be involved with Gatekeeper Capacity assessment and capacity building exercise is a precursor to any organisation qualifying for project funding through Gatekeeper Funding for the organisation/projects will be linked to funding for capacity building